The winning world champion and silver medalist of the Rio Games, Sindh with Hong Kong has been withdrawn Cheong Ngan Yi (ranked 34) and Israel Ksenia Polikarpova (ranked 58) in Group J of the women’s singles event.
“It’s a good group stage draw. The Hong Kong girl is playing well and it will be a good match,” Sindo, the world number seven, said in a statement. Badminton Association of India (BAI).
The sixth said, “Everyone will be at their best, and I hope to perform well. Every match is important so I will play match by match. This is an Olympic and it will not be easy, every point is very important.” seed.
Sindhu has a winning record against her group stage rivals Ngan Yi and Polikarpova in the five and two matches played so far against them respectively.
In the men’s singles, world No. 15 B Sai Praneeth is seeded in Group D alongside world No. 29 Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands and Israeli chariot No. 47 Misha Zilberman.
“It’s a mixed draw, not too difficult and not good. I have to be 100% to win all the matches and it will be a good match for me,” said Bronzet, bronze medalist at the World Championships.
However, the world’s No. 10 men’s doubles pair, Chirag Shetty and Satwixiraj Rankeridi, are expected to face a tough challenge in the league stage.
The duo were placed in Group One alongside the Indonesian duo of number one and world number one Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcos Fernaldi Gideon, who also finished first in the race to Tokyo, and world number 3 Chinese Taipei duo. Li Yang and Wang Zhilin.
England players Ben Lane and Sean Fendi are the fourth pair in Group A.
“It’s a very even group which means that even if you lose a match, you are still in the match because no one knows what will happen,” India doubles coach Matthias Poe said.
“We will focus on preparing as much as possible in the last few weeks. We will attack on the field and hopefully get good results. I’m optimistic, it’s a good challenge for us.”
In the Singles category, 42 players are divided into 14 groups of three players each. The best players from each group will advance to the knockout stage.
Whereas in the doubles category, 16 pairs are divided into four groups with the first two pairs from each group advancing to the last eight stage.
Badminton matches start from 24 July.